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Good Electrolyte Drink?


#1

I was going to post this in "supplements and nutrition", but I dont think the hard core bodybuilders would of appreciated it, and my question is related to more of a conditioning side of things. So here goes...
Ive recently commenced my skill training for my football comeback, and I have been drinking lots of Gatorade in my session(its summer here in Australia).

I make it at half strength and drink about 2-2.5 litres over a 90 minute skill session. I was wondering if there was a better drink I could be drinking that would have all the electrolytes and maybe less sugar? Im not keen on drinking any artificial sweetners during my skill sessions.
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#2

I did see one on a cycling website awhile back. Just so you know there is something out there for aussies. I'll have a quick look around and post back if I find it.

Edit Electro-Mix by Alacer Corporation, or Nuun.

I can guarantee you can get the NuuN product in Aus.


#3

Just stick with gatorade powder man, one of this sticks/packets in 16oz of water. The amount of sucrose/dextrose in that packet should not matter if you are training hard.


#4

http://pedialyte.com/products


#5

I guess, according to powerade, magnesium and calcium could also be useful in the electrolyte mix.

Some sugar is going to be useful. Mainly glucose, a little fructose.

And if hydration is your only goal, a tiny bit of protein, too.

you could probably whip up your own with a blender pretty quick.


#6

i like "endure performance electrolyte" by trace minerals research. it's just a liquid electrolyte mix that you can add to any drink.


#7

Thanks freinds.
I think Ive seen Nuun been slod at my local bike shop, so I might pick up a packet and try that out today.
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#8

The best electrolyte drink would be natural coconut water, try about 12-16 oz. There's a brand called Zico and the bottle claims 580 mg potassium. It has 12g sugar per bottle.

Electrolytes present:

Potassium
Magnesium
Calcium
Phosphorous

About 60 calories for 14 oz.


#9

Water, sea salt and glucose syrup.


#10

I Second the coconut water. its natures sports drink


#11

This^
Add salt as needed


#12

Whenever my friends ask about Surge Workout Fuel, I explain that it's a basically a drastically improved Gatorade with superior ingredients. Don't get too worried about the carbs if you are doing relatively high intensity activity when you drink it.


#13

Check out Brawndo... "it has electrolytes"

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#14

Coka-Cola with extra salt.